Conversations with Creative Women captures the fire, energy, humor, heart, soul and impact of the female creative experience.
Leeann Passaro - COO, The Hidden Opponent
Raising awareness for the mental health of student athletes, while confronting the stigma within the world of sports is the mission of The Hidden Opponent. Chief Operating Officer Leeann Passaro is more than familiar with the pressures of competing. She's a former student-athlete at a Division 3 school who struggled with anxiety and depression. You won't want to miss this timely, honest, no-holds barred conversation.
Evetta Petty - Milliner & Owner Harlem's Heaven Hats
For more than 30 years, Evetta Petty has designed hats in her uptown Manhattan shop and studio. Her creations have graced the heads of men and women: runway models, actors, churchgoing seniors. They've been worn to the Kentucky Derby and England's Royal Ascot. Evetta's hats have appeared in movies, television, fashion magazine covers and articles. Her hats have humor, whimsy, rhythm and fantasy… just like their designer!
Christina Hunger - Speech-Language Pathologist
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, Christina Hunger works with both children and adults, teaching them to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, or AACs to express themselves non-verbally. However, humans aren't her only clients. In 2018, when Christina brought her new puppy home, she had an epiphany - one that she shares in her book, "How Stella Learned to Talk." Since dogs can understand words, why couldn't Stella use an AAC device to express herself?? And she has! You really won't want to miss this fascinating, engaging, captivating conversation about Stella, the world's first talking dog!
Cynthia Kaplan - Author, Musician, Actress, Producer
How to describe Cynthia Kaplan? Let us count the ways: author, musician, songwriter, actress, producer, co-host. Called a 'young Dorothy Parker' by the New York Times, her credits include 2 acclaimed books of comic essays. She's acted in numerous plays and several films and... composes and sings hilarious songs, performing with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. There's plenty to talk about with this multi-talented, engaging, creative woman.
Betty Yu - Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Activist, Educator
Betty Yu combines film, new media platforms and community-infused approaches in her work. A tireless promoter of social justice initiatives, she is a co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective which uses art to oppose gentrification in the New York City neighborhood, resulting in the loss of affordable housing and mass displacement. Join us for an eye-opening and inspiring conversation with this passionate, committed activist-artist.
Anne Geddes - Award-Winning Photographer
We are simply thrilled to welcome Anne Geddes to the CWCW family. Australian-born, New York City based, Anne, has the distinction of being one of the world's most recognized photographers. She is best known for her elaborately staged photos of infants, capturing the purity, beauty and vulnerability of her young subjects. Anne's body of work, which includes 7 award winning coffee table books, calendars, greeting cards and journals, has been published in 84 countries and translated into 24 languages. Anne was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and is a Global Advocate for Children, advocating for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
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